Business administration

Business administration

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Career outcomes

Our business administration graduates have pursued careers as:

  • chief executive officers
  • business owners
  • general managers
  • project managers
  • business analysts
  • marketing executives
  • HR managers
  • chief information officers
  • business development managers
  • business transformation directors
  • sales and operations managers

About business administration

ACU students walking across campus, casting shadows on the ground

Today’s leaders could be tomorrow’s laggers. As the business world continues to accelerate, demand remains for generalists with a broad understanding of the fundamentals of business. Choose business administration and you’ll learn what it takes to lead, innovate and problem-solve in fast-changing business environments. You’ll have the language set, frameworks, and decision-making skills needed to excel in a range of business areas, including marketing, strategy, community engagement, organisational management, technology, finance, human resources, sustainability, and business operations. Study business administration and prepare for a rewarding future in commerce, government or the not-for-profit sector, or add business administration as a double degree to compliment your career path in areas such as law, nutrition, nursing and global studies.

Your MBA, your way

Step into the next phase of your career with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), one of the most prestigious qualifications in the workforce. We offer a suite of MBA programs with the flexibility to suit your schedule and lifestyle, with delivery modes including full-time, part time, seminar-style intensives and online via Open Universities Australia.

Meet our students and staff

Student profile ACU student Anthony Sams

Anthony Sams

ACU Graduate, Bachelor of Business Administration

"ACU was always going to be the university I ended up at, all my friends had studied there and loved it. It is a smaller university, so you can talk to the lecturers and have conversations and not just be another blur in the crowd.

"In my three years I made countless amounts of friends, learnt lifelong lessons not just from lecturers but fellow students and was involved in the student association.

"ACU gave me the opportunity to study in Paris and it was an experience I will never forget. Nothing matches the opportunity to learn with international students and lecturers from all over the world. We had professors, businessman and my personal favourite, a UK delegate to the United Nations teaching and preparing us for things that you don't learn from a a textbook."

Staff profile

Dr Samantha Murdy

Senior Lecturer, Peter Faber Business School

Dr Samantha Murdy is an academic in Marketing with over 15 years of teaching, research, and consulting experience. Before joining ACU, she worked in the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Strathclyde. She holds a PhD and a Bachelor (Honours) degree in Marketing. She also holds a PG Cert in Higher Education Teaching and is a member of the Higher Education Academy. Samantha has a keen research interest in conservation, sustainability, and community in relation to marketing in a tourism context. She has published a case study, 23 conference papers, and 10 journal articles (with most of these being in ERA- A* and A ranked journals), as well as publishing in the Conversation and being interviewed by Sunday Politics Scotland. Samantha has also received research funding, totalling more than $100,000, from bodies including, but not limited to, the Carnegie Trust, the Academy of Marketing, and the British Academy.

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